Annexation Arguments Heard Wednesday

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ROCHESTER – The annexation case involving a piece of Board of Public Utilities property in the Town of Ellicott and Village of Falconer will have its day in court today.

New York State’s 4th Appellate Supreme Court in Rochester will hear arguments involving the proposed annexation of the Board of Public Utilities’ Dow Street Sub-station property; with a decision expected by the end of the month or early May.

In 2017 the Jamestown City Council voted to annex the property, claiming the city had a right to annex it because a portion of it is adjacent to the city line.

Falconer, Ellicott, and the Falconer School District objected the proposal. The trio saying a major loss of tax revenue would occur.

As a result, the dispute has to be settled in court. Since the legal battle began, all groups involved have reportedly dished out thousands in legal fees.

You can watch the arguments LIVE on the court’s YouTube page.

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